SDCC '13: Zack Snyder Announces BATMAN/SUPERMAN; Check Out The Official Logo

Zack Snyder has officially announced Batman/Superman, stating that it will take inspiration - but not be based on - Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. A press release also confirms that Warner Bros. are looking for a new Batman and which Man of Steel cast members are returning.

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By Josh Wilding - 7/20/2013
Zack Snyder arrived at Warner Bros.' Hall H panel to a hugely positive reaction from fans, immediately telling them that he was there to confirm a Man of Steel sequel. After teasing fans by saying that there was only one thing he could reveal about follow-up, he brought Henry Lennox out to read something pertaining to the movie. "I want you to remember Clark in all the years to come. In all your private moments. In all the years to come, my hand at your throat. I want you to remember, the one man who beat you." That's right, it's a quote from Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns! Snyder would then go on to confirm Superman/Batman, adding that the classic story will inform the movie. Below is the press release in full.

BURBANK, CA, July 20, 2013 – On the heels of the worldwide success of “Man of Steel,” director Zack Snyderis bringing together the two greatest Super Heroes of all time—Batman and Superman—for the first time on the big screen. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution,Warner Bros. Pictures.

The current hit, “Man of Steel,” has taken in more than $630 million at the worldwide box office to date, and climbing. Along with its star, Henry Cavill, the upcomingfilm brings back Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. The new Batman has yet to be cast.

Snyder is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer, who will then pen the screenplay. Production is expected to begin in 2014, with an anticipated release date inSummer 2015.

Silverman stated, “Zack Snyder is an incredibly talented filmmaker, but beyond that, he’s a fan first and he utterly gets this genre. We could not think of anyone better suited to the task of bringing these iconic Super Heroes to the screen in his own way.” Kroll added, “We are thrilled to be back in business with Zack and his team on this next movie. The success of ‘Man of Steel’ is a wonderful testament to the love and support that both fans and new audiences, worldwide, have for these characters. We are very excited to see what Zack has in store for all of us.”

Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment, noted, “Superman and Batman together on the big screen is a dream come true for DC fans everywhere. All of us at DC Entertainment could not be more excited for Zack’s continuing vision for the DC Universe.”

Zack Snyder, who made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con today, breaking the news to audiences there, later said, “I’m so excited to begin working again with Henry Cavill in the world we created, and I can’t wait to expand the DC Universe in this next chapter. Let’s face it, it’s beyond mythological to have Superman and our new Batman facing off, since they are the greatest Super Heroes in the world.”

The new film brings back Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder as producers. This time, Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are serving as executive producers, along with Benjamin Melniker and Michael E. Uslan.

Thomas offered, “Whilst our ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy is complete, we have every confidence that Zack’s fresh interpretation will take the character in a new and exciting direction. His vision for Superman opened the door to a whole new universe and we can’t wait to see what Zack does with these characters.”

The film is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, and Batman characters created by Bob Kane, published by DC Entertainment








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DarkGrifter - 7/20/2013, 1:26 PM
Holy s***.

It's. Finally. Happening.
ekrolo2 - 7/20/2013, 1:26 PM
[frick] YEA BABY!!! LET US PPPPPPAAAAARRRRRTEEEEEHHHHH!!!!!
FirstAvenger - 7/20/2013, 1:28 PM
Lets do this thing!
JordanKing - 7/20/2013, 1:30 PM
What does this mean about their other films exactly?
ekrolo2 - 7/20/2013, 1:30 PM
I just want you guys to know.... I love you all.... seriously you guys.... Except you Kenny, cause you're poor.
n1ghtw1ng2832 - 7/20/2013, 1:30 PM
BATMAN!!!!!!!
ahhculdee - 7/20/2013, 1:30 PM
World's Finest is announced.
RocketRaccoon - 7/20/2013, 1:31 PM
YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Supes17 - 7/20/2013, 1:31 PM
So Batman for the MOS sequel?!
LucasMend - 7/20/2013, 1:31 PM
HOLY SHITTTTTTTTTTTT
RocketRaccoon - 7/20/2013, 1:32 PM
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!
Darthkostis - 7/20/2013, 1:32 PM
HOLY. CRAP. HOLY CRAP!
MrReese - 7/20/2013, 1:32 PM
YEA BOY!!!!!!!!
ALegendaryPanda - 7/20/2013, 1:32 PM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! THANK YOU! [frick] YEESSS!!
ahhculdee - 7/20/2013, 1:32 PM
@Malcopunch Hey I was putting it simply.
MrReese - 7/20/2013, 1:33 PM
I'm so freakin happy! XD
Rogers - 7/20/2013, 1:33 PM
Scorn - 7/20/2013, 1:33 PM
OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MrReese - 7/20/2013, 1:33 PM
Its starting gangsters!
rocky - 7/20/2013, 1:34 PM
Awesome, yet I wanted more.
I want to see them lay out their plan.
Tired of this 1 at a time, let's see how it does before we announce another movie scary tactic of WB
AsgardianHobo - 7/20/2013, 1:34 PM
so awesome! worth the wait!
eskylz28 - 7/20/2013, 1:34 PM
So Dope.
Noctis198 - 7/20/2013, 1:35 PM
I'm sooooooo freakin scared now I really hope they dont f*** this up like how they did MOS in my opinion
ahhculdee - 7/20/2013, 1:35 PM
I'm so excited for this movie.
LucasMend - 7/20/2013, 1:36 PM
give us a less realistic batman, 90's TAS style!
TheAbomination - 7/20/2013, 1:36 PM
And here we go...
Ramiel - 7/20/2013, 1:37 PM
So, is that the logo for MOS2?
ahhculdee - 7/20/2013, 1:37 PM
Yeah DC needs to go more comicy to be more successful with a DCCU. Less MoS style in the future.
jazzman - 7/20/2013, 1:37 PM
sh!t just got real
KingPatel - 7/20/2013, 1:38 PM
Just got mad excited
MrReese - 7/20/2013, 1:38 PM
ForeverPowerful - 7/20/2013, 1:38 PM
What the [frick] is with the 60s style logo!!!!????!!!
FirstAvenger - 7/20/2013, 1:38 PM
@LucasMend I agree
ahhculdee - 7/20/2013, 1:38 PM
@Malcopunch No they ended the panel as soon as the logo showed.
TelaVizion - 7/20/2013, 1:38 PM
Thats a ugly ass Bat symbol
ezio619 - 7/20/2013, 1:38 PM
you know what, we all have different opinions about the comic book movies that come out , but man,THIS IS THE AGE oF SUPERHEROES!1 WE SHOULD SAVOR THIS AGE AND NOT FIGHT OVER Marvel or DC
MexicanSuperman - 7/20/2013, 1:38 PM
I would like MOS 2 first before a World Finest film.
AsgardianHobo - 7/20/2013, 1:39 PM
now let the casting of Batman speculation begin!!!!!!
MrReese - 7/20/2013, 1:39 PM
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